Monday, 6 March 2017

Making Do and Mincemeat Cookies

This past weekend I needed a big container to put some cookies in to give away for a reception.  I went through everything in my kitchen, and decided I'd have to make something for I might not get the container back.  SO, I went through my all paper recycling bin.  I pulled out a box that had been broken down, I cut the lid from it and then took the tabs off the bottom part of the box.  I taped it together and then added the extra piece in there for more stability.

It looked not so great that way of course and I wondered what I could quickly cover it with.  Tissue paper to the rescue!  I used a couple different colours then started lining it with cookies.

These cookies are mincemeat cookies.  I used the last of the homemade mincemeat from my Mom for them.  They are delicious!!!  One of the wonderful memories of my childhood that I'm sharing with my kids.  I have yet to learn how to make the delicious mincemeat that my Mom learned from her Mom.  Perhaps this year will be the year.

Grandma Von Zuben's Mincemeat Cookies

1 pint mincemeat (2 cups)
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups flour

*bake 350F for 10-12 minutes

Thanks so much for dropping by!  Praying you have a lovely day! 


God's Grace Overflows said...

Hmm...mincemeat cookies...never had them. What exactly is mincemeat?

What a crafty and thrifty box you made. The tissue paper made it a lovely box full of goodies!

I hope you enjoy your week my friend!
Hugs to you,

Danielle Dunn said...

They taste awesome. :) My favourite of Grandma's cookies. :) Good idea about the tissue paper box...because we didn't get it back!